: Art: What was the most moving piece of art that you saw/experienced this year? This could mean a painting or a sculpture, or a performance you took in, or even a book that you read – tell us about the kind of art you encountered, and the way that it moved you.
My first thought was "Seeing Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick on stage together."
But suddenly I remembered watching Casey Benjamin perform A Love Supreme on a motherfucking VOCODER with the Robert Glasper Experiment.
Those moments, in that club, with my eyes closed just taking it all in...there are no words.
I can still hear it, and feel the stillness of a room full of people in awe at their experience.
That was an amazing night.
What I read was "Chill."
In the moments where life is most hectic, it becomes imperative that we just be still.
Waters can never become calm if we are too busy trying to calm them. We can't possibly manage everything all the time, so it becomes our job to just relax.
In the middle of tumultuous times that we cannot control, the only thing left is our selves.
While being still, then, we must take care of ourselves.
Start skin brushing or drinking green smoothies.
Meditation. Yoga. Prayer.
The situation starts to look drastically different when we attain and maintain clarity of mind.
I'm up to my eyes in it.
Since I was fifteen I've sought this one thing, and it crept up on me.
I was not looking. I had damn near given up for the time being and returned to reclusive life I once lived.
And yet, it has arrived, in the most inconspicuous package.
Inconspicuous...in the obvious way.
Like an unmarked box outside the White House.
Ain't no telling what's in it or where it's from, but I opened that bitch and got the surprise of a lifetime.
I am loved.
And sweet cream on an ice cream sandwich do I love back.
The joy in my day and the calm in my night. Hearing "I love you" is more soothing than chamomile